Live, Virtual, Constructive (LVC) Training Environment Integration

Friday August 25, 2006

What is it? The Live, Virtual, Constructive (LVC) Training Environment Integration is enabled by the Live, Virtual, Constructive Integrated Architecture (LVC - IA), which is a set of protocols, specifications, and standards that permit interoperability and integration among LVC components. The LVC - IA product is the multi-echelon, integrated, joint, training and mission rehearsal environment created by combining the live, virtual and constructive environments and stimulating digital Battle Command Systems (BCS) to train leaders, staffs, and units. Generally, the goal is to closely approximate the training environment to the operational environment for full spectrum operations.

LVC-IA Concept:

- Provide an integrated LVC environment that ensures compatibility and interoperability for all Training Aids, Devices, Simulators, and Simulations and embedded training systems.
- Serve as the mechanism by which commanders, units and individuals can reach for information and data that is available on-demand 24-hours a day, seven days a week.
- Fully embed into the future force BCS and interoperate with Current and Stryker Forces.
- Present a realistic environment where commanders and units can conduct mission planning and rehearsal.
- Link to and stimulate Joint Force BCS.

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For more information on this and other topics see Addendum J in the Army Posture Statement.

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